Category Archive: Skin Care

  1. 11 Mistakes you make while caring for your facial skin (Part 2)

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    Welcome to part 2 of the face care series. Last time we covered how sun affect skins, skins cleansing, eye cream, and putting unnecessary stress on our faces.

    6. Using day cream instead of night cream
    Day and night creams have a completely different purpose. Day Cream is for the purpose of protecting and moisturizing. It moisturizes and protects against the hardships of the day such as UV rays, dust, pollution and other similar things. Our skin regenerates at night, so everything that the skin requires is therefore contained in a night cream. Night cream should be used after the age of 25.

    7. All too often or too rarely using skin scrub (peeling).
    Always consult a specialist on how often and how you should use a skin peeling scrub. After skin analysis, the beautician will recommend where to use and where to avoid using scrub (eg. avoiding areas with Cuperosis). If your skin is oily then scrub shouldn’t be used very often, and if you have dry skin then you should use a lighter scrub.

    It was the case with my daughter, who decided to use peeling scrub every day, because the skin was very oily. After the doing this she noticed that her skin became more oily. It should be understood that our skin emits oil to protect itself. Sometimes the skin doesn’t understand what’s happening, so if you try to remove more oil then the skin simply emits more oil. So here your beautician should be your adviser.

    8. We avoid foundation.
    For most people foundation is associated with the rest of your makeup kit. Now the market has created a lot of foundations, which after applying actually look natural. They have very soft and natural shades. The purpose of foundation – in addition to being makeup – is to hydrate the skin and foremost to protect against UV rays and environmental pollution.

    Foundation is like skin for your skin, it protects and hydrates. It doesn’t allow the dirt and dust to penetrate your skin, and then in the evening you can wash away all of the dirt and dust with the foundation revealing your natural protected skin.

    9. Insufficient sleep and lack of water.
    Like I mentioned before, during the night your skin regenerates. Long “night life” takes away from you the greatest feature of sleep which is the replenishing and regeneration aspect. What happens by nature to the skin from around 11pm until 3am cannot be replaced by even the most expensive creams!

    We all know that proper hydration greatly benefits the skin. The skin begins to fade and crease when it lacks moisture. It’s best compared to grapes and raisins, with the hydrated grapes being plush and full, and then raisins wrinkled and dry.

    10. Perfume.
    We naturally like nice scents because it brings nice memories and it feels nice to smell good. When choosing face cosmetics, you should look for those with neutral or very gentle scents, which are non-irritating. The objective of these cosmetics isn’t for smell, we can add Perfume later. The most prominent cosmetic companies spend millions developing less fragrant cosmetics to avoid any further irritation or allergic reactions.

    Some good advice would be to use just one cosmetic company’s products and not to mix several different companies. Sometimes if you mix brands it can result in an allergic reaction.

    11. Bad habits
    The biggest enemies to your skin are alcohol, smoking, hot water, hand washing soap, tanning beds, sunbathing without protection, frequent temperature changes, and poor diet. We are not always in control of what we expose ourselves to (e.g. computer work, work in hot or cold stores). In such cases you should take extra care of your skin by using serums, masks, and even hydrating your skin by spraying it with water.

    Although you can’t avoid all damage, if you follow these guides then you can at least slow the damage and have nice skin for longer!

    Good luck to all.

  2. 11 Mistakes you make while caring for your facial skin (Part 1)

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    Hello Ladies.

    Today I will discuss with you the greatest mistakes – in my opinion – that people make when caring for their facial skin. You might think that some of these aren’t important but trust me when I say that all of them are. At the end of the day we all want beautiful skin, but it does require effort no matter how big or small. You might not agree with some of these but in the end it’s up to you.

    1) Sun

    Who doesn’t like to indulge in a good sun bathe? Of course you don’t want to miss those sunny days but let’s find out how to avoid the damage that can be caused by the Sun.

    Using sun protection with the highest index is the best place to start, along with using hats, umbrellas and not staying in the sun during the hottest and most focused hours (around mid-day). While you’re young and living fast you might not immediately feel the consequences of being in the Sun. However, as you get older you’ll see the results of sun exposure in pigmentation spots, early wrinkles and dry skin. It’s no mistake that 80% of the time the Sun causes the first signs of premature aging – and that’s scientifically proven.

    Spectrum A of ultraviolet light enters the connective tissues which is where it starts to have a serious effect on the collagen, resulting in the skin starting to look dry and old. Spectrum B of ultraviolet light is usually the cause of sunburn and can provoke skin cancer. Additionally UV light violates a thin film of water at the skin’s surface layer which destroys a protective layer of cells. So it’s something to think about!

    2) Not enough attention is paid to cleaning the skin

    The majority of this mistake is assuming that you just need to wash your face with water. In order to correctly wash your face you need to pick the correct cleanser according to your skin type. Depending on whether you have dry or oily skin you’ll need a different product.

    With oily skin, washing your face is already a good thing because its regulating the excess oil and fats. On the flip-side, dry skin cleanser is designed to not let it dry out even more. Never use a tonic as a cleanser, that’s just for after cleaning and before moisturising.

    While cleaning makeup from your eyes and lips you must use a different cleanser because the skin around these parts is much thinner and more sensitive. There are special products designed just for these parts which are softer on the skin. You use these by placing the special cleanser on a cotton swab and gently holding it to the eyes or lips for a few seconds for it to loosen the mascara or lipstick. Make sure you don’t rub the skin around the lips and eyes because they are sensitive!

    3) Skipping morning or evening face washes

    Washing your face in the evening is more or less obvious as you clearly feel that your face is dirty because of makeup and you need to wash it off. Whilst evening face washing is obvious, most people don’t cleanse their face in the morning.

    It’s important to wash your face in the morning because over the night your face secretes oils which need to be cleaned before putting face cream on. For example you wouldn’t put shoe polish on shoes which are caked in mud would you? Therefore face creams should be treated the same way.

    Ensuring that face creams only get applied to a clean face prevents a layer of dirt from accumulating and improves the cream’s absorption ability which allows it to do it’s job properly.

    4) Eye cream

    The skin around the eyes is very different in thickness and structure compared to the rest of the face. Eye skin is very thin and dry because of the lack of sebaceous glands, consequently this area needs extra special care.

    Don’t we all worry about getting wrinkles around the eyes? To prevent premature wrinkles, eye cream should be applied in the morning and evening from the age of 20 onwards.

    5) We warp our faces with grimaces and “unloving” expressions!

    How does your face look when you apply mascara? Let me guess. Wide open mouth? Guess what? That dumb looking, wide opened mouth look not only looks ugly but it also doesn’t affect the area you’re hoping it to effect either!

    Opening your mouth wide doesn’t stretch the area by your eye where you’re applying mascara. Smooching your cheeks doesn’t improve the spreadability of your foundation. However, what it does do is it earns you extra wrinkles over time!

    Apply your creams and makeups with a smile and relaxed face while using light movements. The products will go where they need to go without pushing it into your face!

    End of Part 1

    That’s first 5 of 11 tips. Come back in a few days for the remaining 6. Until then take care of your skin and have a nice day!


  3. The habits you need for long-lasting beautiful skin

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    Hi ladies,

    So summer has ended and now we all return back to normal life – what a shame! Perhaps over this time we’ve allowed ourselves to relax, be a bit lazy, and paid less attention to our normal beauty routines, instead just enjoying the glorious sun. In today’s article I want to talk about how to keep and build on habits which help you to maintain youthful and glowing skin – even if you think you don’t have the time!

    The most basic habit is to keep a positive attitude. Sometimes I hear women say: “I’m still young, I have children, I do not have time to really take care of myself. It doesn’t matter though because when I get older I’ll just inject botox, use wrinkle cures and all will be well.” This is the biggest mistake in my opinion.

    It’s never too late to start looking after your skin, but I want to remind you that beginning to treat the skin as early as possible will result in longer lasting beauty and it will require less investment in the future than the costly procedures to remove wrinkles and such later in life.

    Did you know that Leather matures in just 25 years? On average, from age 25 your skin begins to age too. It seems that you might have only just finished the fight with youthful acne and oily skin, yet now it’s time to moisturise and nourish your skin, because the aging process has started (blame mother nature!).

    In aging the skin loses elasticity, wrinkles begin to appear, and additionally pigmented spots form. This process can not be stopped, but the acquisition of good habits, maintaining and nurturing the skin can keep it glowing and beautiful for a very long time.

    So if you want beautiful skin you must accept the requirement of skin care routines in the same way as you accept brushing your teeth every day. At first it may bother you and you’ll probably find yourself a lot of excuses: “I’m too tired”, “nothing will happen if I don’t wash my make-up off before sleep tonight”, etc.

    Here are a few tips to help you out:

    • Put on the bathroom shelf eye makeup remover, cleanser, toner and day cream. When you see them all there it’ll remind you that you MUST apply them daily!
    • On the bedside cabinet have some eye and night creams so you can complete the daily beauty routine just before bed. It will take no more than 2 minutes to do, yet just this habit will ensure your enjoyment of long lasting beautiful skin.
    • Finally, keep your positive attitude! Know that if you stick to these habits you will keep your skin looking younger for longer.

    Afterall, don’t we all wish that when we’re older ladies, we can look in the mirror and mutter to ourselves “Damn! you look good!” 🙂

    Today I started with what is most important, in my upcoming blog articles I will be talking about more in-depth and step-by-step skincare routines as well as what skin care products you should use depending on age and the time of year. I’ll also talk about the most commonly made mistakes, the benefits that each facial care product gives to our skin and how not to get lost in the confusing maze of products offered by the cosmetics industry! Be sure to check back soon for those!

    I hope you enjoyed the information this time, have a lovely day!


  4. How to care for your skin in the spring

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    We are all excited about warm weather, but after a bit of winter we still feel tired and without energy. This is normal: our body’s resistance has significantly decreased over the winter and therefore require additional vitamins and minerals. Your skin may appear dry, dull and drab. At this time, when one day the sun is shinning and on another day the rain and wind is beating against us, your skin gets less blood supply and therefore it can dry out and start to itch.

    It is important to remember that the sun not only pleases us and helps with vitamin D generation, but contributes towards obvious signs of ageing; wrinkles and pigmentation spots. Consequently, additional care must be taken in the spring to protect against UV damage. Even healthy skin needs special care.

    So here’s some quick tips on how to care for your skin:

    1. Clean your skin every day with mild cleansers to remove the dirt that accumulates on your skin during the day. You should also clean off make-up in the evening in order to prepare the skin for the next morning.

    2. After cleaning your face skin, use an alcohol-free toner. It hydrates and refreshes the skin and also restores the skin’s pH and tightens pores.

    3. Once in a week, depending on skin type, use a good mask.

    4. Depending on the type of skin and any skin problems you might have – you might want to visit a beautician 1-2 times a month. Depending on your skin condition and the time of the year, your beautician will select and perform professional treatments suited for you.

    5. Depending on your age, if your under 25 then use a day cream, and if your over 25 then use day and night cream. An appropriate good day cream protects and moisturises the skin. Night cream will restore your skin cells during your sleep and it will nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

    6. If you have mature skin and you want fast and lasting results then you should use a concentrated serum along with your other creams.

    7. A healthy diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep and rest, sun protection and appropriate facial care products will help prevent your skin from prematurely ageing.

    Be happy, have shiny skin and a good mood for a good time into spring and summer.

    Happy spring! 🙂